Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:19 am

I'm a much happier camper now. Squad starting to take shape.
Bargains abound at the moment and we went and got one!
Left back, keeper and Mancienne...
Championship level players.

1GK: Alnwick,
3CB: Wheater, Beevers, Hobbs,
3RB: Olki, Little, Darby,
2LB: Taylor, Wilson?
2DM: Lowe,Murphy,
2AM: Oztumer,Vela,
2RW: SAmeobi, Noone
2LW: Wildschut, Buckley,
3ST: Magennis, Donaldson, ALF,
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:26 am

mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 am
Yes, Luke Murphy I called it! Boom!
https://www.footballinsider247.com/excl ... its-leeds/

https://lionofviennasuite.sbnation.com/ ... ielder-efl

2 year deal for the 6ft 2in, 28-year-old centre mid released by Nasty Leeds so a free!.
160 Championship games 9 goals and 8 assists.
149 games as centre mid and 40 games as DM so just what the doctor ordered.
Love it! Get in!
Is he any good?

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:38 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:26 am
mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:55 am

2 year deal for the 6ft 2in, 28-year-old centre mid released by Nasty Leeds so a free!.
160 Championship games 9 goals and 8 assists.
149 games as centre mid and 40 games as DM so just what the doctor ordered.
Love it! Get in!
Is he any good?
Is he any good? Doesn't really matter...

He's a 6ft 2in, 28-year-old centre mid released by Nasty Leeds so a free!
160 Championship games 9 goals and 8 assists.
149 games as centre mid and 40 games as DM so just what the doctor ordered.
Love it! Get in!

Most importantly he's not an over the hill crock that turns slower than the Titanic (Ireland, Hobbs, Gary O'Neil)
Or a lightweight midget (Ozzy, Pritchard, Chiori...)
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by officer_dibble » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am

Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others

Hard working midfielder

Sounds like Pratley!

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 am

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am
Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others

Hard working midfielder

Sounds like Pratley!
5 years younger is the key. Got resale value.
And Pratley, Henry, Derik, Kirchoff, Karacan all needed replacing...
A huge hole in our depth chart, if not filled at least addressed.
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Hoboh » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:29 am

I just hope Wheater will surprise me this term though I fear it tmight be a SKD moment 1 season too many.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Dr Hotdog » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:51 am

mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 am
officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am
Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others

Hard working midfielder

Sounds like Pratley!
5 years younger is the key. Got resale value.
And Pratley, Henry, Derik, Kirchoff, Karacan all needed replacing...
A huge hole in our depth chart, if not filled at least addressed.
I could bag a fart and it would replace 'derik'

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 am

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am
Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others

Hard working midfielder

Sounds like Pratley!
Don't.
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That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:21 am

Dr Hotdog wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:51 am
mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:53 am
officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am
Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others
Hard working midfielder
Sounds like Pratley!
5 years younger is the key. Got resale value.
And Pratley, Henry, Derik, Kirchoff, Karacan all needed replacing...
A huge hole in our depth chart, if not filled at least addressed.
I could bag a fart and it would replace 'derik'
Then you must really be looking forward to Luke Murphy!
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:23 am

Prufrock wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 am
officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:41 am
Scapegoat by some Leeds fans
Revered as a decent player by others
Hard working midfielder
Sounds like Pratley!
Don't.
2 days out from the first game....
With 35-year-old Gary O'Neill the other option...
I'd take 28-year-old Pratley on a free...
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 am

Was a good player up until a couple of years ago when he seems to have lost his way. Leeds fans were pleased he signed a new deal a while ago and they don't seem to dislike the lad now. He's free, so worth a try. Was certainly a decent player at Crewe.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:31 am

GhostoftheBok wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:26 am
Was a good player up until a couple of years ago when he seems to have lost his way. Leeds fans were pleased he signed a new deal a while ago and they don't seem to dislike the lad now. He's free, so worth a try. Was certainly a decent player at Crewe.
What sort of player would you say we're getting Ghost.
Box to box? Does he tackle? Header?
In his goal highlights he comes from deep or cracks it long.
Will he play with Lowe in the 4--2-3-1?
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Prufrock » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:42 am

Have we even signed him?

I don't want to imply that the LOV is a waste of space run by simpletons in their mum's garage and that I wouldnt trust them to tell the time, but, is there anything a bit more official?
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:49 am

Prufrock wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:42 am
Have we even signed him?

I don't want to imply that the LOV is a waste of space run by simpletons in their mum's garage and that I wouldnt trust them to tell the time, but, is there anything a bit more official?
Iles says he is signing. Nothing official. Though we are told by LA that there will be announcements today.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:49 am

mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:31 am
What sort of player would you say we're getting Ghost.
Box to box? Does he tackle? Header?
In his goal highlights he comes from deep or cracks it long.
Will he play with Lowe in the 4--2-3-1?
Your basic central mid, but a bit timid in the tackle, as I recall. Bit of technique, bit of passing and the odd goal. At Crewe he looked like a quality string-puller from deep in midfield and a lad who could get you a goal with a good run. Another I've not seen much of recently. Others will know better.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by GhostoftheBok » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:51 am

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:49 am
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:42 am
Have we even signed him?

I don't want to imply that the LOV is a waste of space run by simpletons in their mum's garage and that I wouldnt trust them to tell the time, but, is there anything a bit more official?
Iles says he is signing. Nothing official. Though we are told by LA that there will be announcements today.
Also being reported here (Yorkshire) that he agreed to be released by Leeds without any of his contractual bonuses, because he'd got a contract offer here. Apparently he also took a pay cut when signing a new deal due to the club's finances and Leeds fans respect him for that. Not a player driven by money, seemingly.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by BWFC_Insane » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2018/august ... ke-murphy/

And done.

No idea what he's like, but we were desperate for another midfield player. Still need one more IMO.

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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am

GhostoftheBok wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:51 am
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:49 am
Prufrock wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:42 am
Have we even signed him?

I don't want to imply that the LOV is a waste of space run by simpletons in their mum's garage and that I wouldnt trust them to tell the time, but, is there anything a bit more official?
Iles says he is signing. Nothing official. Though we are told by LA that there will be announcements today.
Also being reported here (Yorkshire) that he agreed to be released by Leeds without any of his contractual bonuses, because he'd got a contract offer here. Apparently he also took a pay cut when signing a new deal due to the club's finances and Leeds fans respect him for that. Not a player driven by money, seemingly.
So we see why Ken is keen. His kind of player! Free doesn't need bonuses, not fussed when he gets paid...

Been on Bolton News for nearly three hours
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/16 ... ds-united/
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by mullayo » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:07 am

Manager Phil Parkinson added: “We are pleased with the signing of Luke. He’s a player with plenty of Championship experience and we are looking forward to working with him.”

Seems a bit weak, has Parky been saddled with a bargain he didn't want?
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Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Post by Dr Hotdog » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:18 am

mullayo wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:07 am
Manager Phil Parkinson added: “We are pleased with the signing of Luke. He’s a player with plenty of Championship experience and we are looking forward to working with him.”

Seems a bit weak, has Parky been saddled with a bargain he didn't want?
I really woudn't read too much into it...

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